No, The Siberian Ice Maiden Is Not A Man

PazyrikHorseman2 (1)A news story this morning from the Siberian Times quickly circulated on the various newsgroups I read, as a cursory look at the images suggests that one of the most famous Siberian mummies — a woman with intricate and fantastic tattoos — is actually male based on DNA. But I did some digging, since I’d assumed the Siberian Ice Maiden’s sex was cleared up long ago, and found out a bit more about the burials in question and the odd facial reconstruction that appropriates the Ice Maiden’s unique tattoos. Fear not, students and researchers of ancient gender: the Siberian Ice Maiden is not male.